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Should I buy a new antenna wallplate for my rv? Current wallplate does not have an on/off switch mentioned by some bloggers. I wish to improve my reception.

I am not getting good TV reception in my RV. I've done some research and bloggers suggest I turn on the wallplate switch near the coax cable in order to improve the air signal. My wallplate does not have this switch and I have looked in nearby cupboards. I am going to replace the antenna head, but need to know if I should buy a new wallplate with an on/off switch. I don't know it it's necessary since the orignal one did not have it.

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Some HD antennas , in RV have a signal booster which enhances the signal . these may be the ones with the on and off switch. These run off either 12 or 120 volts. If replacing the head/ antenna buy one with a signal booster. It usually come with it's own switch or buy one for it at radio shack.

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I have a sanyo tv that worked fine on sat at home now in my rv. changed to air antenna and channel scan only shows rv channels the returns to need to scan screen

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I installed a coby tv in my RV. Auto scan worked great for a year. Today it picks up no channels at all. Everyone else in RV park has 20+ channels. The scan performs everytime, but picks up nothing

If you've tried all positions with antennae, booster switch is on, and are sure you have all settings on TV correct, try running an alternate cable directly from antennae head to back of current plate where your co-ax from antennae is attached. That will tell you if you have a bad cable or connection from antennae to plate inside. Just get a piece long enough to go through door or window to current spot where connected. If that doesn't cure it, then it's a head or booster switch problem. You can even by-pass the booster and go direct to TV to see if any better.

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There is a wallplate with 2 outlets and 2 switches that control 2 separate lights. while trying to install new switches and outlets, wires came loose and now I have no idea what is what.

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I have a D-Link DI 514 that I'd like to use as a relay/repeater for my WiFi. At home my Modem is a Westell Versalink 327w Gateway from Verizon. It works well but I'd like to extend access to my RV,...

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I would like to know what type of a CB radio I should buy for an 25 ft RV I have no clue. Price no problem.

any radio would do. it is the antenna on rv's that you need to watch. i normally make my own setups, but there are antennas for rv's by everbhart company which are no ground antennas, you would need this on all the new fiberglass body rv's, and the bigger the antenna the better it will perform anything smaller than 4ft the range is low.. But i normally make my customers there setups using a normal antennas and making a halfwave stub from coax the make the antenna a no ground system just like the factory ones. but i use rg58or8x to give a larger bandwidth (problem with factory rg174 types narrow bandwidth)... The radio type, either a cobra 25ltd if you have room, or if needing a compact unit try the cobra 19dxIII models or uniden pro 510xl.. the cobra 75wxst is an all in handheld unit which also is not a bad choice. 3174269649... If you need more help i would be glad to assist you.

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Signal not strong enough can I boost it

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Keep in mind that if you are trying to use this router over excessive distances, boosting the router's own power will not necessarily improve your connection, because the broadcast power of the remote PCs is also a limiting factor.

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Improve reception

HI there,

Well Yes you can improve the reception, please follow the below steps -

Improve FM Radio Reception -
1. If you don't have an antenna connected to your FM receiver, purchase a simple dipole antenna--a simple T-shape flexible wire-- and connect it to the FM antenna inputs on the receiver. Because FM signals are directional, you'll want to experiment with the positioning of the wire to find the best reception of the station you're trying to receive.
2. If you're still not getting a good signal, try an indoor amplified antenna, which you'll find at an electronics store. Don't buy one unless you get a guarantee that you can return it for full credit if it doesn't solve your reception problems.
3. If your signal is weak because you live a long way from the transmitter, install an outside antenna and mount it as high as is practical. If you're primarily interested in getting signals from one station or from a group of stations in one direction, get a directional antenna and point it toward the transmitters.
4. If you're using a portable FM radio where the only antenna is the power cord, stretch the cord as straight as possible and experiment with positioning again.
5. Temporarily switch to monaural mode to improve a weak signal on an FM receiver.

Improve AM Reception -
1. Gradually rotate the radio 360 degrees. Leave it in the position where it sounds best.
2. Reverse the AC plug if it isn't polarized. (If you can flip the plug over, then it's non-polarized.)
3. Plug the radio into a different AC outlet.
4. Move the radio closer to a window.
5. Experiment to learn if appliances and powered products in your home are causing interference: computer monitor, television, electric blanket, light dimmer, fluorescent light, hair dryer, air conditioner, smoke detector. If possible, turn off the offending item. Otherwise, move the radio to another room.
6. Upgrade to an external antenna if your receiver, tuner or radio has a place to connect one.
7. Buy a passive AM antenna that doesn't need to be connected to a radio or receiver.

Good Luck!!


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